Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

Did you know we do house blessings?

By Rev. Chris Harris

I was recently asked to bless the opening of a new bakery in downtown Royal Oak and it was a reminder to me that I have been meaning to write a short blog piece on

A Prayer For the Good Use of Leisure

By Rev. Chris Harris


Leave it to The Book of Common Prayer to offer us a prayerful, faithful frame for just about every aspect of life. If you have never thumbed through the back of the Episcopal prayer book (that

Exercise with Friends!

Line dancing can be lots of fun, but did you know that it is a great form of exercise too? Line dancing is a low-intensity workout that offers several health benefits such as improving balance and coordination, managing body

Summer Fun Night!

Alexandra Larson is hosting a Finding Joy event with activities that the whole family can enjoy! Of course, this is not just for families, anyone is welcome to join! From a kids’ sandbox to adult fun with draft

Reconciling Faith & Family: Karin’s Story

Pride Month is an invitation to celebrate and give thanks for the beautiful tapestry of God’s children and the endless diversity of God’s love. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the many ways we have navigated questions

Something for Singles!

Meeting and connecting with new friends is never easy — particularly now in this post-COVID age where we are still getting used to mixing and mingling again.  So why not join us for a perfect way to meet others

Finding Joy in Community

By Chris Harris

After more than two years of on-again, off-again pandemic-fueled isolation, it’s time to have some fun again – and that means gathering! As wonderful as our online offerings are, and as helpful as social media can be

Reconciling Faith & Family: Tim’s Story

As we celebrate Pride Month and get ready for our Love Wins Movie Night: For the Bible Tells Me So (this Thursday, June 23 at 6:30 PM in the Guild Hall), we’re inviting members of Christ Church Cranbrook

Comings and Goings in the Music Department

By Christopher Wells, Director of Music and Organist


Kate Bublitz has been the Director of the St. Francis Choir since 2012, after serving as a Staff Singer in the Christ Church Choir. She brought an entire career’s worth of music

Celebrating Female Composers

Celebrating Female Composers:
A recording project with the Christ Church Choir

By Christopher Wells, Director of Music and Organist

The culmination of several years of rehearsals, preparation, practice, and study, is a three-day series of recording sessions in the church (June 13-15).